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5 Fun Facts About June 24 In Ohio History

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1. The Battle of Salineville occurred on June 24, 1863, during the American Civil War. Confederate forces led by General John Hunt Morgan raided the town of Salineville in eastern Ohio, but were ultimately repelled by Union forces.

2. On June 24, 1884, the first successful newspaper chain in the United States, Scripps-Howard, was founded by E.W. Scripps and his brother James. The company eventually grew to own over 20 newspapers and numerous radio and television stations.

3. The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, opened its doors on June 24, 1896. The prison was designed to reform young offenders through education and hard work, but eventually became notorious for its harsh conditions and overcrowding.

4. The second deadliest tornado in Ohio history touched down on June 24, 1969, in the small town of Shiloh. The F4 tornado killed 7 people and caused extensive damage to homes and businesses in the area.

5. On June 24, 2009, Ohio-based retail giant The Limited announced that it would be closing all of its stores and laying off thousands of employees. The company, which had been founded in 1963, attributed its decline to the economic recession and changing consumer habits.
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